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Volume 4

RANTS! Some Things We Would Change—If We Could

Marshall Chasin asked a few colleagues in the industry and in the clinic to provide their thoughts (some may consider these as “rants”) about what they would change if they could. These colleagues have been practicing long enough to see many changes in technology and professional service delivery and kindly offer their perspective as to what we might change, if only we could.

Hearing Aid Analyzers…Factory Floor Testing as a Start

The hearing professional has to remember that the hearing aid is a complicated hardware device.  Many things could and do happen to affect the way that it operates.  Sometimes, only by running an objective test is a defect found in what otherwise seems to be a perfect hearing aid. Frye and Staab look at the advantages of hearing aid analyzers.

Volume 3

The Mysterious Cartilaginous/Bony Ear Canal Junction

The “Trends” column returns with a tale of “The Mysterious Cartilaginous/Bony Ear Canal Junction.”

SNR-Mate© A Useful, Effective, and Simple Test Lost to Time and Sound Card Changes

Wayne and Steve tell us the tale of the “SNR-Mate© A Useful, Effective, and Simple Test Lost to Time and Sound Card Changes.”

Deep Canal Hearing Aids – A Concept, Not a Style

Wayne Staab tells us the story of how, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, a series of events occurred that brought fitting hearing aids more deeply into the ear canal.

Program the Aid, and Whatever You Hit is the Target

Wayne Staab explores the question of what is the gain/response target of optimal hearing aid amplification.

Volume 2

Remote Teleprogramming of Hearing Aids

In this installment of Trends, Wayne Staab looks at “Remote Teleprogramming of Hearing Aids.”

Disposable Hearing Aid

Wayne Staab looks back on the disposable hearing aid that was introduced in 2000 By Songbird Medical.

Hearing Testing History: Western Electric 2-A Audiometer

Class is in session as Wayne Staab gives us some Hearing Testing History on the Western Electric 2-A Audiometer.

Hearing Aids – Age and Type from MarkeTrak 9

Wayne Staab gives us an overview of the Marke Trake 9 survey which was designed to form a new baseline of data to provide a solid backdrop on the hearing aid market, and also to serve as a reference and starting point for future analyses and publications, as well as follow-up research.